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Monday, 20 April 2015 16:49

Food For Thought Looks To Raise Money Through Online Contest

The Dauphin Friendship Centre is asking for votes in an online contest that could land the Food for Thought program $25,000.
The contest is run by Cargill and is hosted on togetherwethrive.ca. Cargill is giving away six $25,000 grants to celebrate its 150th anniversary. The number of votes a project receives is one of the ways Cargill determines who wins the grants.
Food for Thought coordinator Gail Welburn says it's a wonderful opportunity and she's pleased to have been approached by the local Cargill group.
She says 665 students were registered for the past winter's Food for Thought hot lunch program, with an average of 500 to 550 per meal.
The program spent $49,353 on 37 meals, which is five less meals than usual.
On top of those costs, Welburn says the public health inspector has deemed their dish-washing station inadequate.
"We need to upgrade. There's no where to really drain our stuff off. We're creating makeshift dry stations in our kitchen, which can be a little bit crazy when we've got a lot of activity going on there."
The Cargill contest runs until June 30. Welburn says it's a real race and thinks it will come down to one or two votes.
The Food for Thought program also has a GoFundMe page where you can donate directly.
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Training Pilot Dead at CFB Shilo (Updated)

Sunday, 19 November 2017 09:07
Training Pilot Dead at CFB Shilo (Updated)

The Canadian military says no live ammunition was used during a training exercise where a reservist died at C-F-B Shilo in Manitoba over the weekend.

Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Saturday, 18 November 2017 09:01
Malcolm Young of AC/DC dead at 64

Malcolm Young, a guitarist, and co-founder of AC/DC has died today.

Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:53
Support Local home based businesses at the WAC tomorrow

Anyone looking for products from home-based businesses can attend a special event tomorrow where around 28 vendors are selling their goods.

Hylife Foods plan to expand

Saturday, 18 November 2017 07:09
Hylife Foods plan to expand

Hylife foods in Neepawa are expanding their processing plant with a 100 million dollar investment.